“Crash” filmmaker Paul Haggis is trying out the young adult genre with word today he’s set to direct a $100 million adaptation of Paolo Bacigalupi’s trilogy launcher “Ship Breaker”.
Set in America’s Gulf Coast region in a post-apocalyptic future after the ice caps have melted, the story follows a teen who scavenges grounded oil tankers for material to sell.
When he chances upon an clipper ship beached during a hurricane, he must choose to strip it for all its worth, or rescue its lone survivor – a rich girl who could lead him to a better life.
Haggis is also slated to produce a documentary about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. That project will be directed by William Hart.